| Oct 9, 2010
This the second in a three-part series: When Marguerite Beck was 5, she prayed for God to make it snow. Though infrequent, snow in the foothills of La Crescenta wasn't unheard of. She awoke the next day to a blanket of white covering her neighborhood....
| Oct 14, 2010
Cyber bullying has become more and more commonplace in schools, seemingly replacing or becoming part of common playground bullying. This issue has been brought into the forefront on the heels of the suicide of 18-year-old Rutgers University freshman Tyler...
| Oct 16, 2010
This is the last in a three-part series: Marguerite doesn't pray for snow anymore.
"Let's just say for the past 25 years, the only time I pray is when I'm taking off or hit turbulence in an airplane."
It took years for Marguerite to reconcile the...
| Jun 30, 2010
Boy Scouts from the Verdugo Hills Council had a dry run on Saturday of what they'll be doing on their first day at the National Jamboree later this month at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia.
Members put up their tents and eating areas and built their gateway,...
| Oct 20, 2010
Police are searching for a pair who conned a 72-year-old Burbank woman out of $8,000 after claiming they would let her in on a winning lottery ticket.
The woman, who police would not identify, was approached at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13 by a woman asking for...
| Jul 28, 2010
Burbank school officials said they were shocked and saddened to learn that former Supt. Kevin Jolly had fallen to his death from a 255-foot bridge on Friday in Northern California, where he had taken over a troubled school district just a few weeks prior....
| Oct 28, 2010
A recent poll by the Public Religion Research Institute asked 1,017 Americans their view on religion and homosexuality, between Oct. 14 and 17, in the wake of a highly publicized rash of suicides by gay people. The poll revealed that most Americans...
| Aug 4, 2010
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The federal judge who overturned Proposition 8 Wednesday said the ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage was based on moral disapproval of gay marriage and ordered the state to stop enforcing the ban.
U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker,...
| Aug 7, 2010
As a columnist, I'm given some latitude in expressing how I feel while reporting the facts. I do so in hopes that my thoughts will resonate with readers and, agree or not, generate productive dialogue.
With this in mind, let me tell you how I feel about...
| Nov 4, 2010
I've been quite amused by the News-Press and Burbank Leader sports departments the last couple of weeks, as all eyes were locked on our little newsroom television as it showed images of various baseball competitions played to determine who would be the...
| Aug 12, 2010
A California federal judge struck down Proposition 8, the state's law that prohibits same-sex marriage, last week. What are your thoughts on this ruling?
Judge Walker needs to address our concern that his own sexual orientation clouded his judgment....
| Dec 9, 2010
Next week, the community of the Church of the Incarnation in Glendale will host the church's annual posadas.
And if you don't know what that is, let me explain.
Las Posadas is an annual celebration held in some Catholic churches that symbolizes the...